Kuala Lumpur is such a huge city that it’s not difficult to find your perfect kind of food...the question is: can we find CHEAP vegan food there? The answer is yes!
To be honest I have to admit that the my first 2 days there were pretty complicated, as I didn’t find the huge amount of accidentally vegan food that I’m used to have in other places like Thailand, most of all because I didn’t want to pay western prices for that.
But now that I’ve experienced myself how to find the best local vegan food in Kuala Lumpur I can share my discoveries with you 🙂
I will give tips about 3 different areas, which are the ones that I likes best:
Sentral Station, Brikfields and Bukit Kewangan (close to the Masjid Jamek Mosque)
When I left for Bali I was ready to land to a vegan paradise, and I wasn’t disappointed.
It’s actually easy to find vegan food in Bali and, most important, you don’t need to look for it in western-looking restaurants but you can enjoy local dishes instead.
Nevertheless, I think you should be aware of a huge difference that you will find between Ubud and other areas...here’s my experience.
Many online reviews stated than it looks more like a zoo than a conservation centre, other pointed out that the cages where the animals are kept are too small.
Others assured me that they are doing a lot to help animals and that they are constantly improving their facilities
In the end, I decided that the only way to get out of doubts was to get there and see it with my eyes.
One my my biggest fears when I travel is to stumble upon some case of animal abuse.
Bali is known to be a paradise on earth and to be pretty vegan friendly, but as its human population in omnivore the cases of animal abuse in Bali are just the same as in any other country of the world.
I have noticed that many bloggers are strongly concerned about stray cats and dogs, but I honestly think that this is not the major problem...the worst cases of animal abuse in Bali (as anywhere else) are related to farmed animals.
I discovered so many examples of that in only a few hours that I need to share this with you.
Before we start…read this 🙂
The first time me and Riccardo met, we started to speak about travelling right away.
We had travelled before meeting each other, most of all with tours or flights bought in agencies.
The second time we met we started planning our first trip together: we decided we would visit Japan and organize everything by ourselves.
We felt that we wanted something more from our trips: follow what others had planned for us wasn't enough!
And so the adventure began... that was the starting point of many years of travelling, of researches, of learning tricks on flight booking, hotels, ethical activities, apps, and most of all....food!
But travelling is more than that for us: it's a lifestyle. When we are at home we are always thinking about our next destinations, and trying to share with others our past ones.
Today I want to talk with you about my experience with vegan food in Japan.
What I am going to do instead is talking about my experience, my mistakes, how to avoid them and give at leat on suggestion to eat vegan and cheap in Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo.
When I was planning my trip to Japan I soon realized how expensive it could be.
It was my first self-planned-multi-city-trip and I had to learn real quick how to save as much money as possible.
I decided that the best thing to do was booking places with a kitchen and close to a metro station, so that I could save on food and transportation.
Our trip to Japan was marked by hunger and sweat, but we also had the opportunity to live many unforgettable moments.
This visit to Arashiyama was our best day trip from Kyoto, we enjoyed the day and we now carry a sweet memory of this experience 🙂
We had the opportunity to spend time roaming around free monkeys (I know, we always meet monkeys everywhere we go, we love them), have a nice walk and enjoy the views.
First of all, even if it was really (believe me when I say it) hot, we didn't mind walking our way up the hill.
If you're staying a couple of days in Osaka or in Kyoto you have at least 3 reasons to visit Nara, and I promise you won't regret spending a day there!
But first of all, here's a map and a link of public transportation of the area; as you can see, the trip from Osaka and Kyoto takes only half an hour.